Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Through Title 1, the federal government gives money to school districts around the country based on the number of at-risk students served by the district. The purpose of Title 1 is to ensure that all children have a fair and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.
Title 1 is based on three important ideas:
- All should work towards the same high standards.
- Local districts, schools, and parents know what their students need to succeed.
- Parents are partners in helping all students achieve.
The benefit of being a Title 1 School is that the school receives additional funding in order to provide extra educational services for its students.
Title 1 funds can be used for:
- Providing after school programs
- Training teachers and other staff
- Purchasing equipment and learning materials
- Supporting parent involvement activities and hire additional instructional staff
Here at West Lenoir, we utilize Title 1 funds to hire additional teachers to reduce class size. We use funds for special events and nights such as, Reading Nights, Math Nights, and other educational festivities. Funds are also allocated to improve instruction through staff development. We make every effort to make sure funding is being used to provide your children with best education possible.